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Federal Judge Strikes Down All Montana Donation Limits

Leaving an entire state with mouths agape, a right-wing federal judge in Montana today ruled that all campaign contribution limits for political candidates are—unconstitutional. Like every other state in America, Montana sets rules on how much cash you can give to a campaign. A Gubernatorial…

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The Jesus Factor

Bowen Greenwood, the head of the Montana GOP, emailed party faithful that he will be running as a write-in candidate for clerk of the Supreme Court this fall. In the email, Greenwood wrote: I am  first and foremost a follower and friend of a guy…

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Ethics Violations Apparent in Supreme Court Race

A right-wing candidate for Supreme Court appears to be blatantly disregarding the Judicial Code of Conduct by having a sitting judge solicit donations on her behalf. Judge Nels Swandal sent out a mailing on his judicial letterhead soliciting campaign contributions for Laurie McKinnon, a hard right…

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Phillips County: A 2012 Judicial Race to Watch

On an empty stomach, have a shot of whiskey. Then have another. Then have about a half dozen more shots, until your blood alcohol is over twice the legal limit.  Then, go drive a boat at high speed in pitch dark, crash it, gravely wound…

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